dry eyes

Which artificial tear should I use?

Searching for an artificial tear drop to eliminate the grittiness, burning, and redness caused by the dry Colorado air is sometimes an overwhelming task with so many different products available. In our busy lifestyle, we need not only comfort, but convenience as well. The following are recommendations to narrow down your options.

One recommendation Optometrists […]

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Dry Eye-Related Visual Impairment

We now know with certainty that dry eye diseases affects vision, so that, in addition to ocular discomfort and red eyes, patients may also suffer functional impairment. Dry eye disease can produce visual symptoms by two mechanisms.
Fairly early in the course of the disease, growing tear film instability can lead to rapid tear film […]

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Doctor… Why are My Eyes Watering?

When your eyes begin to water and you’re only working at your computer it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a sympathetic side.

There are a number of reasons why our eyes can begin watering. One of the most common causes is Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). When the nerves in our eyes sense an area of dryness, […]

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Dry Eye Syndrome (DES)

Living in Colorado with our low humidity tends to cause many of us to suffer from a condition called Dry Eyes. For those of us wearing soft or Gas Permeable contact lenses this condition can be even worse. If you present with the classic sandy, gritty, burning sensation or even struggle with excess tearing (called Reflex tearing) […]

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Dry Eyes

Many people experience an occasional bout of burning, irritated, or scratchy eyes but for 3 million American women and 1 million men these symptoms are chronic but not necessarily something that you have to live with.

Tears are important for good vision. They lubricate the eye, protect from infections and irritants (pollution, allergens, smoke, etc). […]

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Dry Eyes, a Colorado dilemma?

It has been said that Colorado is the dry eye capital of the United States due to our high altitude and extremely low humidity throughout the year. In the Denver area, this dry eye climate is further exacerbated by increasing levels of smog and air pollutants in general. Statistics show that at least 10% of the […]

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Advanced Therapy for Dry Eyes

Many patients experience the stinging, burning, scratchy sensation that is so common with dry eye sufferers. As we get older, our tear production decreases. Many medications can also contribute to dry eye: antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants, hormone replacement therapy, diuretics, beta blockers. Many systemic diseases have associated dry eye: thyroid disease, arthritis, and diabetes. Environmental […]

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Omega 3 Fish Oils and Dry Eyes

Dry eyes affect 5 million Americans and those numbers are increasing as the number of Americans over the age of 55 increase. There are many causes of dry eye. Some of the causes include ingesting caffeine, hormones, anti-histamines. Systemic diseases such as diabetes, Graves Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, and Steven-Johnson’s syndrome can also […]

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